Crises and tourism: an early assessment on the Russia-Ukraine war




Russia – Ukraine War, Tourism, Tourism Crisis


This research compares the crisis arising from the war between Russia and Ukraine with previous global crises. It also examines how the crisis can shape international societies, economies and tourism. Since the crisis is very new, the authors made a literature review. In this context, newspapers, journals, scientific publications and reports were examined. Global tourism is in a serious contraction due to the crisis. The interruption of international trade, the global food crisis and the increase in oil prices have restricted the global tourism and travel industry, especially food and beverage, accommodation and transportation. Emerging problems such as poverty, hunger, insufficient supply, inflationary pressure, closure of supply chains and loss of workforce require the UN to reconsider its sustainable development goals. The war between Russia and Ukraine has been criticized for all kinds of negative effects such as life and property security. The contribution of international non-governmental organizations to the solution of crises such as food, oil and supply chain is seen as insufficient. Previous research on tourism and crisis literature mentions the effects of past crises on tourism. This research contributes to the literature on the Russia-Ukraine crisis in two ways: First, it deals with the crisis arising from the war both in terms of previous global crises and in terms of sub-branches of tourism and secondly it analyzes how the crisis will play a role on future tourism. It is the first research to report the effects on global tourism by providing an early assessment of the crisis.


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Author Biographies

Burak Atasoy, PhD in tourism management (2022) from Sakarya University of Applied Sciences.

PhD in tourism management (2022) from Sakarya University of Applied Sciences. He received master’s (2019) and a bachelor’s degree (2016) from Erciyes University. His scientific fields of study include tourism sociology, tourism marketing and tourist behavior. The author has articles published in various scientific journals and papers presented at international conferences. ORCID: 0000-0002-9742-8112, e-mail:

Hasan Önal Şeyhanlıoğlu, Professor Assistant study at Batman University Tourism Faculty at the Departmant Tourism Management.

PhD at Sakarya University of Applied Sciences, Department of Tourism Management (2022). Master's degree from Muğla University, Department of Business Administration (2018). Graduated from Muğla University, School of Tourism and Hotel Management, Department of Hospitality Management (2015). Professor Assistant study at Batman University Tourism Faculty at the Departmant Tourism Management. His main fields of study are tourism management, food and beverage management and management psychology. ORCID: 0000-0002-9056-5237, e-mail:

Burhanettin Zengin, Professor at the Department of Tourism Guidance at Sakarya University of Applied Sciences.

Ph.D. in Tourism Management (1994) from Istanbul University. He is a professor at the Department of Tourism Guidance at Sakarya University of Applied Sciences. His research interests accounting, tourism and marketing. ORCID: 0000-0002-6368-0969, e-mail:


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How to Cite

Atasoy, B., Şeyhanlıoğlu, H. Önal, & Zengin, B. (2023). Crises and tourism: an early assessment on the Russia-Ukraine war. Anais Brasileiros De Estudos Turísticos, 13(1).